Damen Shipyards Group has recently delivered two vessels, a Shoalbuster 3209 named Aria, and a Stan Pontoon 4113 to A. R. Singh Contractors Ltd.

Damen signed the contract for the Shoalbuster with its customer in December 2021. Closer to completion of the vessel, the shipbuilder was able to deliver the pontoon within a month after contract effectiveness thanks to its practice of building vessels in series and keeping them in stock for short lead times.

The combination of the Shoalbuster and the Stan Pontoon will soon leave the Damen construction yard in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, to work in the marine contracting business in the Southern Caribbean.

With the industry around the construction of roads, hotels, shore bases and other buildings booming in Guyana, the vessels will have no time to lose to get to work.

This is the second time that Damen has delivered a vessel to A. R. Singh Contractors, which took delivery of a Stan Tug 2208, named Adamant, in 2008.

Damen Area Manager Caribbean Bram van der Plas said, “We are very grateful to A. R. Singh for placing their trust in Damen again. We were confident that our standard Shoalbuster 3209 design, with a few adjustments, is perfectly suited for the upcoming jobs.”

The Damen Shoalbuster 3209 is 32.27m by 9.35m and delivers 45+ tonnes of bollard pull. It is a versatile, multi-functional vessel able to conduct a wide range of duties including (ocean-going) towage, mooring, pushing and firefighting. The vessel’s elongated, 80m2 deck space ensures its suitability for anchor-handling operations as well.


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